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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "abogado" is a noun which is often translated as "lawyer". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "abogado" below.
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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el abogado, la abogada(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (profession)
a. lawyer
La abogada me aconsejó que no contestara ninguna pregunta.The lawyer advised me not to answer any questions.
b. attorney
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tengo que verme con un abogado de inmigración.I have to meet with an immigration attorney.
c. barrister (United Kingdom)
Mis padres son abogados jubilados.My parents are both retired barristers.
d. solicitor (does not litigate) (United Kingdom)
¿Me recomiendas algún abogado que sea honesto?Could you recommend a solicitor who is honest?
2. (defender)
a. advocate
Déjeme hacer el papel de abogado del diablo en este caso.Allow me to play devil's advocate in this case.
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